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One of the Largest Puppy Brokers Shuts Its Doors!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:30pm
puppy in a cage

Guest blog written by Cori Menkin, Senior Director of the ASPCA's Puppy Mills Campaign.

Lambriar, Inc., one of the largest puppy brokers in the United States, has announced that it is closing its kennel doors for good. Puppy brokers like Lambriar are middlemen, buying dogs from puppy mills and distributing them to pet stores throughout the country. Brokers are an important cog in the wheel of the cruel and inhumane puppy mill industry.

When asked why Lambriar is closing its doors, owner Roger Lambert told Kansas newspaper  The Belleville Telescope “When you couple the bad economy with increasing rules and regulations and increased pressure from animal rights activists, well, it just got too hard.”

We have been working hard to shed light on the link between puppy mills and pet store puppies, and it seems to be working! As more and more people take our No Pet Store Puppies pledge not to buy anything in stores that sell puppies, the industry will continue to feel the ripple effects and be forced to make changes.

If you haven’t taken the No Pet Store Puppies pledge yet, please do! And please be sure to share it with your friends so that one day, puppy mill cruelty will be a distant memory.

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dog lover

later gator.....


This is an extraordinary achievement but I am wondering what is going to happen to all of the innocent mothers and puppies that were in the possession of this heartless businessman at the time of closure.


YEAH!!!!! This is wonderful news. When I was growing up, we never sold puppies. People would find their puppies a good home and give them to the family. It's a shame the way animals are treated from their owners to make money off of them.


All of the animals I have (besides one) has been adopted from a pound or shelter at some point. The one that wasn't, was born within my home. I will NEVER buy a puppy or kitten from a pet store.


Yes!! Thanks for all your hard work, hopefully this is the beginning of the fall of this empire!


my cousin and her mom are puppy brokers. i think they still breed a small amount of dogs to. they live in britt Iowa oleo acres. i wish they would all be shut down.


Krista, above, asks a very crucial and important question: what happens to the puppies (and kittens) that are bred in these mills, once the mill has been shut down? I'm elated and proud that my donations have, in some small way, contributed to the permanent closing of these inhumane businesses, yet I would also like to see my donations going towards the rescue of the parents and offspring. I'm assuming the ASPCA has protocol in place regarding this; please tell us what it is. And thank you for your tireless and invaluable work.

Ms Cherry Marrone

....but we aren't going to miss you one teensy bit!


This is the best news I have heard in a long time!!


This is the best news I have heard in a long time!!